Athletics Place SS Lowrie on DL

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_9d91ba4944.jpgMajor League Baseball (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Shortstop Jed Lowrie was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Oakland Athletics Thursday due to a hairline fracture in his right index finger. Lowrie has played with the injury since Aug. 4, but it started affecting his performance in a negative way, making him realize he should rest and recuperate.


Vince Young Heading Back to Texas

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_f928fad764.jpgMichael Kovac/Wireimage (NEW YORK) -- Former University of Texas quarterback, Vince Young, is returning to school. Young has been hired by his alma mater as part of the school's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. He will take on the role of development officer for program alumni relations which helps raise money for programs that aid first-generation and low-income college students.


Tony Stewart Will Not Race at Michigan This Weekend

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_f747ba3e5b.jpgJared Wickerham/Getty Images for NASCAR (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Tony Stewart has decided not to race this Sunday in the Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. It will be the second consecutive Cup event he will sit out since his involvement in a fatal accident in a sprint car race in New York that took the life of Kevin Ward, Jr.


Scoreboard Roundup - 8/14/14

Getty_S_4912_MLB Baseball 1.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1408048042454Rob Carr/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (70-53) - Atlanta Braves 4 (61-60)

Detroit Tigers 5 (65-54) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (64-57)

Kansas City Royals 7 (66-54) – Oakland Athletics 3 (73-48)


Tigers Tame Pirates 5-2 Behind Scherzer's 14 K's

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_ba464a8260.jpgThinkstock (DETROIT) -- Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (14-4) struck out 14 batters as the Detroit Tigers (65-54) beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-57) 5-2 on Thursday. The righthander tossed 121 pitches over eight scoreless frames, allowing just three hits and two walks.